Armin Schäfer started his career as an equestrian at the age of five on his pony "Simply the Best": Living up to the name they won the 1993 competition for six-year-old jumping ponies. In 1995 he won again, on his pony "Top Gun". This was followed by further wins on adult horses. Armin Schäfer has won two German Championships and a European Team Championship. A highlight was the win in the Jumping Competition "Badenia" in his hometown of Mannheim. Over the course of his career Armin Schäfer has trained many young horses that went on to qualify for the National Championships. In addition to his career as an international show jumper he has also been active since 2009 as an independent trainer and dealer of quality horses with his company Special Horse Service Schäfer.